How Do I Get Wires To Stand Up Right In My Cake???

Decorating By BakeLoveMom Updated 16 Jun 2010 , 1:44pm by poohsmomma

BakeLoveMom Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 10:58pm
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I am using 18 gage floral wire and curling it then putting a ball of gumpaste on the end. Whenever I instert it in my cake the weight of it causes it to move/fall and put a tear in the fondant. I see many people use them and I was just wondering what your tips and tricks for them to stay where you want them.


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MJoycake Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 11:10pm
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I use a tiny coffee stir straw - cut it to the height of the cake, insert where the wire will go, put the wire inside it - the cake/icing inside the straw help to hold it in place. You don't want the wire directly touching the cake that will be consumed, so the stir straw keeps a barrier there too.

Karen421 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 11:22pm
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I use coffee stirrers also.

cupcake_cutie Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 11:23pm
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Ditto what MJoycake said! icon_smile.gif

BakeLoveMom Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 1:44am
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Thanks so much, I had the wires coated in chocolate so they weren't touching, but I never thought of coffee stirrers...thanks so much, I will be using them soon.


poohsmomma Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 1:44pm
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I like to put several of the wires in one drinking straw filled with melted chocolate. I like the look of the wires bursting out from one place in the cake instead of them stuck in individually

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